Jamie Foxx sang the National Anthem before the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night, and he has been getting ripped online following his performance. According to Gossip Cop via MSN, thousands of people took to social media to criticize Foxx’s rendition of the song, which he made more gospel-hymn-like. He even added a healthy “hallelujah” at the end.
I still can’t get over Jamie Foxx performance of the National Anthem during the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight.
— Elizabeth Wells (@__ewellsXO) May 4, 2015
Christina Aguilera and Jamie Foxx should drop a “National Anthem Collection” album
— Favs (@Fafums) May 4, 2015
Just saw the Jamie Foxx National Anthem video. It actually wasn’t horrible until he got to “And the home of the brave”.
— Jared T. Smith (@RealJaredSmith) May 4, 2015
Still cracking up about Jamie Foxx turning the National Anthem into a gospel hymn.
— Brandon M. Wright (@wrightbm) May 4, 2015
Jamie Foxx wasn’t given too much credit, but some think the criticism has been way too harsh. USA Today asks whether or not the song really was that bad. What do you think?
Foxx’s name was a trending topic on Twitter for hours after the performance. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, however, the hashtag “#leavejamiealone” was used to support the actor/singer.
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